New SAR

November Annual General Meeting

The CAARC Annual General Meeting will be held on TUESDAY November 18th. We will meet at the new Red Deer County Search and Rescue building located at 249 Clearview Drive east of the Westerner Park. Go south of 19th Street on 40th Ave . Turn left on Clearview Drive and follow it to the east around the corner south to the County Search and Rescue Building on the east side.

See the google map below.New SAR

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JT65B digital HF

I received some nice DX today on JT65B! Check out the pictures.

JT65HF6

 

Eastview Community Centre 2

Christmas Pot Luck Supper

 

 

CAARC Christmas Pot Luck Supper
will be held on Saturday December 6th

Christmas party will be moved to Eastview Community Center in Red Deer.The address is 120 Ellenwood Drive west of 30 Ave and north of 39 Street

 Please bring a food item dish and or dessert. The club will provide the turkey, ham and other fixings. If possible please bring a cash donation for the Salvation Army. We meet at the hall from 5:00PM until supper around 6:00 PM.

 

Eastview Community Centre 2

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Sarina's addition to the GIZMO

There will be a draw for the above Gizmo also at this meeting. Please be prepared to add your personal touch to enhance this ongoing fun project.
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Amateur Radio Saves the day again

Last night, Sunday September 21, 2014, at approx. 21:00hrs PST VY1MAP (Terry) called on our local repeater-146.880-looking for VY1RF (Ray).

Terry wanted Ray to make a phone call for him as he was not in cell phone range. The situation was that Terry is a member of our Search and Rescue team and they were on a search for a missing teenager. The command center they had setup was approx 35kms north of Whitehorse at Lake Laberge. The satellite phone that they were to use, was not functioning so they had no way to call for assistance, additional resources or send status reports.

That’s where amateur radio comes in. Terry, being a ham, goes out to his truck and makes contact with Whitehorse via 2M amateur radio with VY1RF (Ray) and VY1RM (Ron).  They were able to pass important traffic to/from the command center.

The young man was found and all ended well.

This is the second time in as many months that amateur radio and in particular Yukon Amateur Radio Association’s members and infrastructure proved invaluable in an emergency situation. Good job guys!

Just remember-Keep calm and grab your radio!

Lacombe to skip

Fall Tour to VE6BGT

Fall Tour to VE6BGT This fall on Sunday September 21st we are having a tour of the home brewed Moon Bounce station of Skip VE6BGT. Please be at Skips by 1.00PM to start the tour. The driving directions from Red Deer are shown on the map below. Go north from Red Deer on highway 2A through Blackfalds to the Lakeside Sargent road north of Blackfalds just after going over the railway tracks and around the corner. Go east on the Lakeside Seargent road to RR 255. Turn left, north and go one mile . Look for the antennas on the left side. The directions from Lacombe Travel east of Lacombe on highway 12 to RR255. Turn right, south and go 3 miles. Skip is on the right side, look for the antennas. Driving directions from Lacombe are shown on the second map below. There is a cook house across the road from Skip so please bring your own lunch and drinks. If the weather is good there will be a fire to cook weiners if you like. Please note there is no BBQ available at the cook house. Lacombe to skip

Congratulations!!!

First prize, $500.00- Myrna Dawson VE6MMD
Second prize, $200.00- Peter King non-amateur
I will have the cheques in the mail as soon as I can.
Karen, VA6LDY

Radioworld Central Grand Opening

 

 

Dear Friends,

Everyone at GPS Central and Radioworld is thrilled to announce the “GRAND OPENING” of our new retail store “Radioworld Central” in Calgary, AB.  We wish to invite you to join us in celebrating this exciting occasion on Saturday July 26th, 2014.

We have partnered with the very best manufacturers including Garmin, Lowrance, Simrad, Humminbird, MinnKota, Icom, Yaesu, Kenwood, FlexRadio, Minelab, Garrett, Uniden, Cobra, K40, Wilson Antenna, Bushnell, Celestron, Globalstar, ACR, BlueFox and many others to offer consumers the very best products, sales assistance and technical support from the most experienced staff in the industry, a core value built and proven over the past 15 years.

Radioworld Central’s focus is to provide the widest selection of products for Commuters, Travellers, Geocachers, Amateur Radio operators, Metal Detectorists, Anglers, Hunters, Hikers, Backpackers, Runners, Golfers, Bikers, Riders, Pilots, Truckers, RVers, Shortwave Radio enthusiasts, Weather enthusiasts and beyond, all at competitive pricing and service second to none. We specialize in providing smart electronics into niche markets and never stop searching for the next great product to bring to our customers.

Everyone at Radioworld and GPS Central are excited to be one team and will strive to continue to be Canada’s favourite Navigation and Communications retailer for years to come.

Please join us for the GRAND OPENING festivities and for a FREE BBQ Lunch that day!

Thank You for your support.

Angelo Meffe                                       Jack Summers                                   George Valentine

President                                             Marketing Manager                            General Manager

angelo@radioworld.ca                        jack@radioworld.ca                             gvalentine@gpscentral.ca

 

VA6DX flight

VA6DX FPV Flight over Red Deer Picnic

From Barry Bergstrom VA6DX

Hey Bob. Here’s a quick video of the FPV flight from last weekend. You’re welcome to embed it on the CAARC site if you like; just but a note on to watch it in 720p or 1080p for a better effect. 

Thanks Barry great video

Bob VE6BLD

 

 

RAC ARES

RAC/ARES meets in Red Deer Alberta
RAC/ARES members took advantage of the recent Central Alberta Amateur Radio Club Hamfest in Red Deer Alberta to meet and discuss issues ranging from recruitment training and organization.
Alberta ARES has had a busy period providing communication services to their communities with the recent floods in Calgary and High River and the Slave Lake fires as only two examples.

Left to right… Neal Sunderland VE6NL the new Section Emergency Coordinator for Alberta, often seen driving around the province visiting members in his Holiday Rambler Class A RV, Jeff Low VA6JL Red Deer Emergency Coordinator and veteran of the recent floods as well as Garry Jacobs VE6CIA Alberta Section Manager.  Inset, Ian Burgess VA6EMS Emergency Coordinator for Calgary. [1]

Geoff Bawden, VE4BAW
Acting CFSO and President RAC

 

  • CAARC Calendar

    November  2014
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     1
    Events on November 1, 2014
    • Ukrainian DX Contest

      Starts: 5:00 am

      Ends: 4:00 am, November 2, 2014

    • IPARC Contest, CW

      Starts: 7:00 am

      Ends: 11:00 am, November 1, 2014

    • Koffee Klatch Join the local Hams for coffee at the A and W in the Village Mall across from Wall Mart on the North hill in Red Deer. .Listen to VE6QE 147.150 MHZ plus 600 for directions. See you there!

      Starts: 10:00 am

      Ends: 12:00 pm, November 1, 2014

      Location: North Hill A&W Red Deer

      Description: Join the local Hams for coffee at the A and W in the Village Mall across from Wall Mart on the North hill in Red Deer. .

    • ARRL November Sweepstakes, CW

      Starts: 2:00 pm

      Ends: 7:00 pm, November 2, 2014

    • IPARC Contest, CW

      Starts: 11:00 pm

      Ends: 2:00 am, November 2, 2014

    2
    Events on November 2, 2014
    • High Speed Club CW Contest

      Starts: 2:00 am

      Ends: 4:00 am, November 2, 2014

    • DARC 10-Meter Digital Contest

      Starts: 4:00 am

      Ends: 10:00 am, November 2, 2014

    • IPARC Contest, SSB

      Starts: 7:00 am

      Ends: 11:00 am, November 2, 2014

    • High Speed Club CW Contest

      Starts: 8:00 am

      Ends: 10:00 am, November 2, 2014

    • ARES Net on the CAARC repeater system

      Starts: 8:00 pm

      Ends: 8:30 pm, November 2, 2014

      Location: VE6QE 147.150MHz

      Description: Weekly Amateur Radio Emergency Services check in net

    3
    Events on November 3, 2014
    • ARS Spartan Sprint

      Starts: 7:00 pm

      Ends: 9:00 pm, November 3, 2014

    • CAARC 2 Meter NET Please check in to the CAARC net on VE6QE 147.150+ repeater.,VE6VHF 146.91-, VE6PZ 145.210 -, VE6UK 145.25 -...

      Starts: 8:30 pm

      Ends: 9:00 pm, November 3, 2014

      Description: Please check in to the CAARC net on VE6QE 147.150+, repeater VE6VHF 146.91-, VE6PZ 145.21-, VE6UK 145.25-

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    Events on November 7, 2014
    • PSK63 Sprint

      Starts: 1:00 pm

      Ends: 3:00 pm, November 7, 2014

    8
    Events on November 8, 2014
    • OK/OM DX Contest, CW

      Starts: 5:00 am

      Ends: 5:00 am, November 9, 2014

    • Koffee Klatch Join the local Hams for coffee at the A and W in the Village Mall across from Wall Mart on the North hill in Red Deer. .Listen to VE6QE 147.150 MHZ plus 600 for directions. See you there!

      Starts: 10:00 am

      Ends: 12:00 pm, November 8, 2014

      Location: North Hill A&W Red Deer

      Description: Join the local Hams for coffee at the A and W in the Village Mall across from Wall Mart on the North hill in Red Deer. .

    • CQ-WE Contest

      Starts: 12:00 pm

      Ends: 10:00 pm, November 9, 2014

    • ARRL EME Contest 50-1296 MHz

      Starts: 5:00 pm

      Ends: 4:59 pm, November 10, 2014

    • WAE DX RTTY

      Starts: 5:00 pm

      Ends: 4:59 pm, November 10, 2014

    9
    Events on November 9, 2014
    • Japan Intl DX Contest SSB

      Starts: 12:00 am

      Ends: 6:00 am, November 10, 2014

    • ARES Net on the CAARC repeater system

      Starts: 8:00 pm

      Ends: 8:30 pm, November 9, 2014

      Location: VE6QE 147.150MHz

      Description: Weekly Amateur Radio Emergency Services check in net

    10
    Events on November 10, 2014
    • CAARC 2 Meter NET Please check in to the CAARC net on VE6QE 147.150+ repeater.,VE6VHF 146.91-, VE6PZ 145.210 -, VE6UK 145.25 -...

      Starts: 8:30 pm

      Ends: 9:00 pm, November 10, 2014

      Description: Please check in to the CAARC net on VE6QE 147.150+, repeater VE6VHF 146.91-, VE6PZ 145.21-, VE6UK 145.25-

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    Events on November 15, 2014
    • SARL Field Day Contest

      Starts: 3:00 am

      Ends: 3:00 am, November 16, 2014

    • LZ DX Contest

      Starts: 5:00 am

      Ends: 5:00 am, November 16, 2014

    • EUCW Fraternizing CW QSO Party - 40/20m

      Starts: 8:00 am

      Ends: 10:00 am, November 15, 2014

    • All Austrian 160-Meter Contest

      Starts: 9:00 am

      Ends: 12:00 am, November 16, 2014

    • Koffee Klatch Join the local Hams for coffee at the A and W in the Village Mall across from Wall Mart on the North hill in Red Deer. .Listen to VE6QE 147.150 MHZ plus 600 for directions. See you there!

      Starts: 10:00 am

      Ends: 12:00 pm, November 15, 2014

      Location: North Hill A&W Red Deer

      Description: Join the local Hams for coffee at the A and W in the Village Mall across from Wall Mart on the North hill in Red Deer. .

    • EUCW Fraternizing CW QSO Party - 40/80m

      Starts: 11:00 am

      Ends: 1:00 pm, November 15, 2014

    • RSGB 2nd 1.8 MHz Contest, CW

      Starts: 2:00 pm

      Ends: 6:00 pm, November 15, 2014

    • ARRL November Sweepstakes, SSB

      Starts: 2:00 pm

      Ends: 8:00 pm, November 16, 2014

    16
    Events on November 16, 2014
    • EU PSK63 QSO Party

      Starts: 12:00 am

      Ends: 12:00 am, November 17, 2014

    • EUCW Fraternizing CW QSO Party - 40/20m

      Starts: 3:00 am

      Ends: 5:00 am, November 16, 2014

    • ARES Net on the CAARC repeater system

      Starts: 8:00 pm

      Ends: 8:30 pm, November 16, 2014

      Location: VE6QE 147.150MHz

      Description: Weekly Amateur Radio Emergency Services check in net

    17
    Events on November 17, 2014
    • EUCW Fraternizing CW QSO Party - 40/80m

      Starts: 12:00 am

      Ends: 2:00 am, November 17, 2014

    • Run for the Bacon QRP Contest

      Starts: 7:00 pm

      Ends: 9:00 pm, November 17, 2014

    • CAARC 2 Meter NET Please check in to the CAARC net on VE6QE 147.150+ repeater.,VE6VHF 146.91-, VE6PZ 145.210 -, VE6UK 145.25 -...

      Starts: 8:30 pm

      Ends: 9:00 pm, November 17, 2014

      Description: Please check in to the CAARC net on VE6QE 147.150+, repeater VE6VHF 146.91-, VE6PZ 145.21-, VE6UK 145.25-

    18
    Events on November 18, 2014
    • CAARC ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

      Starts: 7:00 pm

      Ends: 9:30 pm, November 18, 2014

      Location: Red Deer County Search and Rescue building

      Description: The CAARC Annual General Meeting will be held on TUESDAY November 18th. We will meet at the new Red Deer County Search and Rescue building located at 249 Clearview Drive east of the Westerner Park. Go south of 19th Street on 40th Ave . Turn left on Clearview Drive and follow it to the east around the corner south to the County Search and Rescue Building on the east side.

    19
    Events on November 19, 2014
    • NAQCC 80m Straight Key/Bug Sprint

      Starts: 6:30 pm

      Ends: 8:30 pm, November 19, 2014

    2021
    Events on November 21, 2014
    • YO International PSK31 Contest

      Starts: 9:00 am

      Ends: 3:00 pm, November 21, 2014

    22
    Events on November 22, 2014
    • CQ Worldwide DX Contest, CW

      Starts: 12:00 am

      Ends: 12:00 am, November 24, 2014

    • Koffee Klatch Join the local Hams for coffee at the A and W in the Village Mall across from Wall Mart on the North hill in Red Deer. .Listen to VE6QE 147.150 MHZ plus 600 for directions. See you there!

      Starts: 10:00 am

      Ends: 12:00 pm, November 22, 2014

      Location: North Hill A&W Red Deer

      Description: Join the local Hams for coffee at the A and W in the Village Mall across from Wall Mart on the North hill in Red Deer. .

    23
    Events on November 23, 2014
    • ARES Net on the CAARC repeater system

      Starts: 8:00 pm

      Ends: 8:30 pm, November 23, 2014

      Location: VE6QE 147.150MHz

      Description: Weekly Amateur Radio Emergency Services check in net

    24
    Events on November 24, 2014
    • CAARC 2 Meter NET Please check in to the CAARC net on VE6QE 147.150+ repeater.,VE6VHF 146.91-, VE6PZ 145.210 -, VE6UK 145.25 -...

      Starts: 8:30 pm

      Ends: 9:00 pm, November 24, 2014

      Description: Please check in to the CAARC net on VE6QE 147.150+, repeater VE6VHF 146.91-, VE6PZ 145.21-, VE6UK 145.25-

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    Events on November 27, 2014
    • ARCI Topband Sprint

      Starts: 5:00 pm

      Ends: 11:00 pm, November 27, 2014

    2829
    Events on November 29, 2014
    • Koffee Klatch Join the local Hams for coffee at the A and W in the Village Mall across from Wall Mart on the North hill in Red Deer. .Listen to VE6QE 147.150 MHZ plus 600 for directions. See you there!

      Starts: 10:00 am

      Ends: 12:00 pm, November 29, 2014

      Location: North Hill A&W Red Deer

      Description: Join the local Hams for coffee at the A and W in the Village Mall across from Wall Mart on the North hill in Red Deer. .

    30
    Events on November 30, 2014
    • ARES Net on the CAARC repeater system

      Starts: 8:00 pm

      Ends: 8:30 pm, November 30, 2014

      Location: VE6QE 147.150MHz

      Description: Weekly Amateur Radio Emergency Services check in net

     
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